4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop

Independence day is coming up! This is the busiest day of the year for ice cream shops. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce some fun, limited-edition treats for the Fourth of July. Here are 4 treats just for your ice cream shop!

1. American Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Birthday cake ice cream is a classic. This adds a little patriotic twist!

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop

(Picture via Julie's Eats and Treats)

What You'll Need:

How to Make it:

1. Make the Ice Cream

Split your ice cream base in half. Flavor half with fresh strawberry ice cream flavoring and add your red food coloring until it's bright red. Flavor the other half with New York Cheesecake ice cream flavoring. Process each flavor separately in your ice cream machine.

2. Swirl it

Once your ice cream is ready, get your container ready. Alternate pouring in processed ice cream in white and red. Between those alternations, drizzle in some of your melted frosting. Use a rubber spatula to swirl your flavors and frosting. Do this until all your ice cream and frosting has been incorporated.

3. Add the Decorations

When serving your patriotic ice cream, add some bright sprinkles and serve!

2. Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are an ice cream shop staple. They're the perfect to-go treat! This is a fun take on a traditional ice cream sandwich.

Red Ice Cream Sandwich, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Red velvet cookies
  • 1 Scoop blue ice cream
  • 1/4 Cup mini white chocolate chips

How to Make it:

1. Scoop your Ice Cream

Scoop your ice cream onto the bottom of one of your cookies. Top it with the second one. Smash it down so the ice cream spreads to the sides.

2. Decorate it

Place your mini white chocolate chips on a plate. Roll your ice cream sandwich in the white chocolate chips so they stick to the ice cream.

3. Firecracker Ice Cream Float

Fireworks are integral to the Fourth of July. You can bring this into your ice cream shop! Here's how:

Pop Rocks Float, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop

(Picture Via See the Happy)

What You'll Need:

How to Make it:

1. Pour it

Pour half of your soda into your glass.

2. Scoop it

Scoop your ice cream into the glass over your soda.

3. Finish it off

Pour the rest of your soda over your ice cream. Top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of Pop Rocks. Add your dome lid and serve!

4. Fruity Ice Cream Pie

The Fourth of July is the perfect time for fresh fruit! With this fruity ice cream pie, you can bring that into your ice cream shop.

Strawberry Pie, Independence day is coming up! This is the busiest day of the year for ice cream shops. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce some fun, limited-edition treats for the Fourth of July. Here are 4 treats just for your ice cream shop!  1. American Birthday Cake Ice Cream Birthday cake ice cream is a classic. This adds a little patriotic twist!  Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  (Picture via Julie's Eats and Treats)  What You'll Need: 1 gallon neutral ice cream base 1/2 ounce Fresh Strawberry ice cream flavoring 1/2 ounce New York Cheesecake ice cream flavoring Red food coloring 1 container blue buttercream frosting, melted Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles How to Make it: 1. Make the Ice Cream Split your ice cream base in half. Flavor half with fresh strawberry ice cream flavoring and add your red food coloring until it's bright red. Flavor the other half with New York Cheesecake ice cream flavoring. Process each flavor separately in your ice cream machine.  2. Swirl it Once your ice cream is ready, get your container ready. Alternate pouring in processed ice cream in white and red. Between those alternations, drizzle in some of your melted frosting. Use a rubber spatula to swirl your flavors and frosting. Do this until all your ice cream and frosting has been incorporated.  3. Add the Decorations When serving your patriotic ice cream, add some bright sprinkles and serve!  2. Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches Ice cream sandwiches are an ice cream shop staple. They're the perfect to-go treat! This is a fun take on a traditional ice cream sandwich.  Red Ice Cream Sandwich, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  What You'll Need: 2 Red velvet cookies 1 Scoop blue ice cream 1/4 Cup mini white chocolate chips How to Make it: 1. Scoop your Ice Cream Scoop your ice cream onto the bottom of one of your cookies. Top it with the second one. Smash it down so the ice cream spreads to the sides.  2. Decorate it Place your mini white chocolate chips on a plate. Roll your ice cream sandwich in the white chocolate chips so they stick to the ice cream.  3. Firecracker Ice Cream Float Fireworks are integral to the Fourth of July. You can bring this into your ice cream shop! Here's how:  Pop Rocks Float, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  (Picture Via See the Happy)  What You'll Need: 1 Packet Pop Rocks 2 Scoops vanilla ice cream 8 oz black cherry soda Whipped cream 16 oz Clear plastic cup and dome lid How to Make it: 1. Pour it Pour half of your soda into your glass.  2. Scoop it Scoop your ice cream into the glass over your soda.  3. Finish it off Pour the rest of your soda over your ice cream. Top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of Pop Rocks. Add your dome lid and serve!  4. Fruity Ice Cream Pie The Fourth of July is the perfect time for fresh fruit! With this fruity ice cream pie, you can bring that into your ice cream shop.  Strawberry Pie, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  What You'll Need: Graham cracker crust 3 Cups vanilla ice cream 2 Cups raspberry sherbet Whipped cream 1 Cup fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries How to Make it: 1. The First Layer Allow the vanilla ice cream to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop your vanilla ice cream into your pie crust and smooth it out. Allow it chill in the freezer for half an hour.  2. The Fruity Layer Allow your raspberry sherbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop it on top of your vanilla layer and smooth it out. Once again, chill it in the freezer for half an hour.  3. The Top Cover your pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle your fresh fruit on top of this. Finish it off with the lid and serve. This will stay good in your display freezer for up to a week.  Happy Fourth of July! If you've tried any of these treats, take a picture and tag us on Instagram! We love hearing from you.  Denise Hansen, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop

What You'll Need:

  • Graham cracker crust
  • 3 Cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Cups raspberry sherbet
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 Cup fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

How to Make it:

1. The First Layer

Allow the vanilla ice cream to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop your vanilla ice cream into your pie crust and smooth it out. Allow it chill in the freezer for half an hour.

2. The Fruity Layer

Allow your raspberry sherbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop it on top of your vanilla layer and smooth it out. Once again, chill it in the freezer for half an hour.

3. The Top

Cover your pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle your fresh fruit on top of this. Finish it off with the lid and serve. This will stay good in your display freezer for up to a week.

Happy Fourth of July! If you've tried any of these treats, take a picture and tag us on Instagram! We love hearing from you.

Denise Hansen, Independence day is coming up! This is the busiest day of the year for ice cream shops. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce some fun, limited-edition treats for the Fourth of July. Here are 4 treats just for your ice cream shop!  1. American Birthday Cake Ice Cream Birthday cake ice cream is a classic. This adds a little patriotic twist!  Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  (Picture via Julie's Eats and Treats)  What You'll Need: 1 gallon neutral ice cream base 1/2 ounce Fresh Strawberry ice cream flavoring 1/2 ounce New York Cheesecake ice cream flavoring Red food coloring 1 container blue buttercream frosting, melted Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles How to Make it: 1. Make the Ice Cream Split your ice cream base in half. Flavor half with fresh strawberry ice cream flavoring and add your red food coloring until it's bright red. Flavor the other half with New York Cheesecake ice cream flavoring. Process each flavor separately in your ice cream machine.  2. Swirl it Once your ice cream is ready, get your container ready. Alternate pouring in processed ice cream in white and red. Between those alternations, drizzle in some of your melted frosting. Use a rubber spatula to swirl your flavors and frosting. Do this until all your ice cream and frosting has been incorporated.  3. Add the Decorations When serving your patriotic ice cream, add some bright sprinkles and serve!  2. Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches Ice cream sandwiches are an ice cream shop staple. They're the perfect to-go treat! This is a fun take on a traditional ice cream sandwich.  Red Ice Cream Sandwich, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  What You'll Need: 2 Red velvet cookies 1 Scoop blue ice cream 1/4 Cup mini white chocolate chips How to Make it: 1. Scoop your Ice Cream Scoop your ice cream onto the bottom of one of your cookies. Top it with the second one. Smash it down so the ice cream spreads to the sides.  2. Decorate it Place your mini white chocolate chips on a plate. Roll your ice cream sandwich in the white chocolate chips so they stick to the ice cream.  3. Firecracker Ice Cream Float Fireworks are integral to the Fourth of July. You can bring this into your ice cream shop! Here's how:  Pop Rocks Float, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  (Picture Via See the Happy)  What You'll Need: 1 Packet Pop Rocks 2 Scoops vanilla ice cream 8 oz black cherry soda Whipped cream 16 oz Clear plastic cup and dome lid How to Make it: 1. Pour it Pour half of your soda into your glass.  2. Scoop it Scoop your ice cream into the glass over your soda.  3. Finish it off Pour the rest of your soda over your ice cream. Top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of Pop Rocks. Add your dome lid and serve!  4. Fruity Ice Cream Pie The Fourth of July is the perfect time for fresh fruit! With this fruity ice cream pie, you can bring that into your ice cream shop.  Strawberry Pie, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop  What You'll Need: Graham cracker crust 3 Cups vanilla ice cream 2 Cups raspberry sherbet Whipped cream 1 Cup fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries How to Make it: 1. The First Layer Allow the vanilla ice cream to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop your vanilla ice cream into your pie crust and smooth it out. Allow it chill in the freezer for half an hour.  2. The Fruity Layer Allow your raspberry sherbet to soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Scoop it on top of your vanilla layer and smooth it out. Once again, chill it in the freezer for half an hour.  3. The Top Cover your pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle your fresh fruit on top of this. Finish it off with the lid and serve. This will stay good in your display freezer for up to a week.  Happy Fourth of July! If you've tried any of these treats, take a picture and tag us on Instagram! We love hearing from you.  Denise Hansen, 4 Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Your Ice Cream Shop